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Junior Section – End of season and Awards Edition

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This is the final edition for the season. Following the success of the U13s, several other teams were involved in league finals and divisional play offs plus the club’s junior awards were decided.

Winners of the Premier League Final

The U 15 Team (pictured above),were winners of the Premier League Final. Guildford beat Banstead in the semi finals by 152 runs with the top order batsmen in prime form.

The final against Oxted then saw openers Nathan (89) and Oscar (85) share an opening stand of 213 as they reached 222-3 in their 40 overs. In reply Oxted were bowled out for 158 with 3-23 for Will Jenner.

Guildford included 2 members of the girls squad and one of the u13 team.

League Divisional Play offs

Rain played havoc with these matches as the last week in August was hit by the weather. The Bank Holiday Monday saw the u12 and u15 finals days both washed out.

The u12s eventually reached the final after the toss of a coin by the league Treasurer’s next door neighbour decided their semi final against Esher when no suitable alternative date could be found.

In the final, Guildford played East Molesey and with most of our team not having played for nearly 6 weeks they looked rather rusty. East Molesey, who had played their semi final match, bowled us out for just 67 on a damp wicket, despite an excellent 24 from Chan. An early wicket raised hopes but we were never able to find our true form and lost by 8 wickets.

The u13s did manage to play their semi final, at the second attempt and extended their unbeaten season to 29 games as they beat Sunbury by 3 runs. G made 126-5 with Matty and Harry both retiring on reaching 30 and Henry M hitting 19. Sunbury, who were also unbeaten in their division started aggressively and they too had batsmen retire before G made significant breakthroughs to apply the brakes with Rob taking 2-9. Even so with 24 needed off the last over they went for it and hit 20 leaving the margin of victory much closer than had looked likely!

However the other semi final was repeatedly postponed and when Teddington eventually made it through it was too late to play the final…that match looks like being a pre season game in 2016!

The u11′ had opted for a September finals day and benefitted from excellent weather. They began by defeating Cranleigh, setting a target of 107 and bowling the home side out for 86.

In the final they again excelled in the field and restricted Royal Ascot to 80. Sadly the opposition responded in kind and despite Ben and Jevan giving the side a good start they were bowled out for 68.

T20 Blast Team

The U19s T 20 Blast team , “The Thunder”, topped their league group winning all their games. Amidst the showers they beat Oxted by 9 wickets in the Quarters before falling to the eventual winners Wimbledon by 5 wickets.

This competition, in its first full year, looks to have been a big success, so we look forward to playing in it again next season.

2015 Awards:

Surrey Advertiser Best Young Player – George Griffiths ( u15 )
Best Spinner – Shared Freddie Geffen and Henry McMillan (u13)
Best Junior Keeper – Jevan Kher ( u11)
Best Senior Keeper – Harry Relph (u13)
Best Fielder – Matthew Stephenson (u13)
Senior All Rounder – Matthew Stephenson (u13)
Junior All Rounder – Alfie Winter (u11)
Best batsman – Benji Thomas (u15)
Martin Bicknell Award for contribution to club and Colts – Fred McMillan
Most Improved – Tom Goddard ( u12)
Ashley Giles award for Match Performance of the year – Tom Geffen (u12) for 7-8 and 19 no v Grayshott
Best newcomer – Daniel Hitchcox (u10)
Best Pairs – Ben Garrett and Codey Hall ( u11)

U8 Best Batsmen – Freddie Scott-Gall
Best Bowler – Ollie James
Most Improved – Archie Collins
Managers Special Award – Kian Hooker

U 9 – Best batsmen -Louis Oxley
– Best Bowler – Kieran Finnegan
– Most Improved – William Brew
Managers award – George Christiansen

U 10 – Best batsmen George Brew
– Best Bowler – Olly Hirst
– Most Improved – Matthew Bennett
Best fielder – Riley Whittington
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U11 – Best batsmen – Codey Hall
– Best Bowler – Shoaib Bashir
– Best Fielder – Ben Garrett
– Most Improved, voted by the team – Thomas Desson
– Performance of the year – Lucas Kher (u10) 5 -7 v Dorking

U12 – Best batsmen – Duncan Timberlake
– Best Bowler – Aman Ashfaque
– Best all rounder – Lewis Hill

U13 Best batsmen – Matthew Stephenson
– Best Bowler – Freddie Geffen and Henry McMillan
– Most Improved – Harry Relph and Rob Butler
Magic Moment – Will Perceval for his catch in ECB Finals v Eastcote

U14 – Best batsmen – Felix Butler
– Best Bowler – Tom Moores
– Most Improved – Michael Schuster
Best Fielder – Damien Jarvis

U15 – Best batsmen – George Griffiths
– Best Bowler – Will Jenner
– Man of Match in u15 Final – joint winners- Nathan Tilley and Oscar Martin.

 

New Players

Guildford is always looking to recruit new players across all age groups. Winter Nets begin after Christmas so if you know any players keen to join us please contact the Chairman Neil Garrett at thenodster@hotmail.com.

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